The Weeknd continues to kill it (summer)

'Can't Feel My Face' was a mainstay on most of my summer playlists, and The Weeknd's laying down heavy promotional work for his forthcoming album. This September is overloaded with releases; Halsey, Lana Del Rey, and Frank Ocean (just kidding) are everywhere. The Weeknd's covering most bases (he's teamed up with Del Rey ... and Ed Sheeran, for his album) and this Kanye-produced … [Read more...]

Should you get Apple Music? Thinkpiece edition.

The short answer to that is: Probably. On the free trial? Definitely. I've downloaded it and - apart from a few iCloud bugs - it works pretty well. Actually, it is so easy. And it has Taylor Swift's entire catalogue. I've always been a Spotify fan but now that I've got Apple Music just sitting there in my dock, it's my go-to (I still use Spotify on my laptop though). I know … [Read more...]

If you’re still looking for a Song of the Summer, it should be this.

  It's late in the summer game, but some people are only just going on vacation. Listen to this when you're driving down a freeway, or lying by a pool, or whatever you do in the summer. It's a bit Lorde, but a bit better: Also, if you're looking for the upbeat song of the summer, it's Demi, … [Read more...]

Did you know this happened?

Because we did not. Miley Cyrus' backyard sessions - for a super great cause - are a treasure trove of rando musicians and unknowns. But somehow, this Miley-Ariana passed us by. It's really good, it's really cute, and made me remember that Miley is actually kind of cool. She seems like a fun hang. … [Read more...]

Hang Loose- Alabama Shakes

The aptly named Alabama Shakes serve up a lighthearted blend of blues-inspired roots rock and touch of soul that harken back to The Band, Janis Joplin, Wilson Pickett, The Allman Brothers, and the like. From the first riffs, “Hang Loose” verges on an almost country, gospel-esque medley, with infectious Joplin-like vocals that doesn’t leave one lacking. No, they’re not … [Read more...]